National Poetry Recitation Competition 2016 – 2017

National Poetry Recitation Competition 2016 – 2017

The DfE would like to invite organisations to submit proposals to run a national poetry recitation competition for schools in 2016/17.

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION

Contract summary

Industry

Education

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract (£)

£150,000 – £300,000

Published date

16 June 2016

Closing date

15 July 2016

Contract start date

22 August 2016

Contract end date

31 March 2017

Description

The DfE would like to invite organisations to submit proposals to run a national poetry recitation competition for schools in 2016/17. The competition should aim to support improvements in pupils’ understanding of poetry through recitation and remembering. It should aim to develop and support poetry teaching in schools and encourage pupils and teachers to read and immerse themselves in our world-class literary heritage. For information on the DfE’s previously funded national poetry recitation competition run by the Poetry Archive see http://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/ The competition must contain a Shakespeare element whereby pupils memorise and recite one of Shakespeare’s sonnets. This element is in recognition of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary celebrations and forms part of the government’s package of Shakespeare activities for schools. Prizes for this strand of the competition have already been secured. The DfE welcomes bid from organisations that are actively pursuing external sponsorship for the poetry recitation competition; if successful this sponsorship will be additional to the funding awarded to the successful contractor to run the competition. The Department has allocated up to £300,000 exclusive of VAT for this contract, the maximum funding available for the competition is £360,000 inclusive of VAT.

About the buyer

Contact name

Christine Flower

Address

Raising Standards in English Team

London

SW1P 3BT

England

Email

standards.mailbox@education.gsi.gov.uk

Other information

Attachments

Invitation to tender letter

1342 Poetry Recitation Competition ITT letter.doc

Email: standards.mailbox@education.gsi.gov.uk. Please include National Poetry Recitation Competition contract within the subject line.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

 

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